Locavore: Oxford Word of the Year


Nice work, Greenmarket fanatics. The New Oxford American Dictionary announces today that Locavore is not only a word, but their chosen word of the year.

“The word ‘locavore’ shows how food-lovers can enjoy what they eat while still appreciating the impact they have on the environment,” said Ben Zimmer, editor for American dictionaries at Oxford University Press. “It’s significant in that it brings together eating and ecology in a new way.”

Just FYI, some of the runners-up include cougar (as in old lady slut), mumblecore, and tase (the verb).

This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 12, 2007

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